TM Radio /hack Natal Horoscope Program for 16K Level I & Level II MICRO COMPUTER SYSTEM CAT. NO. SB-1BD5 Astrology Radio /hack W A DIVISION OF TANDY CORPORATION FORT WORTH, TEXAS 76102 Table of Contents How to Use the TRS-80 Astrology Program ....... 1 Time of Birth Corrections 2 Running the Program 3 Loading Instructions 3 Reading the Horoscope 7 Understanding the Influence of the Planets 9 The Sun 9 The Ascendent (Rising Sign) 9 The Moon • 10 Mercury 10 Venus 10 Mars 10 Jupiter 10 Saturn 10 Uranus - 11 Neptune 11 Pluto 11 Natal Aspects 13 Conjunctions 13 Oppositions 13 Trines 13 Squares 14 Sextile 14 Semi-Sextile 14 Signs of the Zodiac 15 Aries * 15 Taurus 16 Gemini 16 Cancer . 16 Leo 16 Virgo • 16 Libra 17 Scorpio . 17 Sagittarius . 17 Capricorn 18 Aquarius 18 Pisces 18 Placing the Planets in the Signs 19 Blending the Sun, Ascendent and Moon in the Signs 21 The Ascendent 21 The Moon 23 The Houses 25 Miscellaneous Notes 27 Secondary Progressions 27 Longitudes and Latitudes in the United States 29 Recommended Further Reading 33 How to Use the TRS-80 Astrology Program How to Use the TRS-80 Astrology Program In order to run an accurate horoscope, you must have the following information: 1. The month, day. and year of birth. 2. The exact time of birth. 3. Whether the birth was A.M. or P.M. 4. Place of birth (exact Longitude and Latitude). 5. Whether or not Daylight Savings Time (or Wartime) was in effect. We are including the Longitudes and Latitudes for fifty of the major United States cities. You can approximate the Latitudes and Longitudes of other cities using any Atlas or large map. You can check with local authorities to determine when time changes took place during the year. We would recommend purchasing two invaluable books if you are going to be doing a number of charts: 1. Longitudes and Latitudes in the United States, by Eugene Dernay 2. Time Changes in the USA, by Doris Chase Doane Both of these books are modestly priced and will make life a great deal easier when preparing horoscopes. An alternative to the first book would be the AFA Astrological Atlas of the United States, which is more expensive, but more complete than the first book. All of these books are published by the American Federation of Astrologers. P.O. Box 22040, Tempe, Arizona 85282. How to Use the TRS-80 Astrology Program (continued) Time of Birth Corrections For convenience, man simply freezes time across a time zone. It is necessary to know the longitude of the birthplace to determine the actual position of the Sun at birth. This procedure is called "True Local Time" or "Corrected Local Time". For most cities, the program provides automatic corrections for True Local Time. You simply enter the time of birth and the computer will determine the "Corrected Local Time". Some states do not follow these time zones exactly. If a city is located more than 7V2 degrees west of its time zone, enter the birth time as one hour earlier. The program will then do the rest of the calculations. Time zones in the United States are located at 75, 90, 105, and 120 degrees. If the city is located West of the Time zone AND is further than 7Vz degrees from the time zone, subtract one hour from the birthtime. If you have Dernay's Longitudes and Latitudes Book, you won't have any problem. If the L.M.T. is within ±30 minutes, simply enter the birth time. For most cities, the correction is never more than ±30 minutes away from the Center Longitude of the time zone. If the required correction is more than -30.00 minutes, subtract one hour from the birth time. 2 L Running the Program Loading Instructions Level I 1. Place the tape in the cassette recorder and press "PLAY". 2. Type SOME and Press | ENTER 1 3. When the program has loaded into the TRS-80, it will start automatically. 4. Press I ENTER | after every instruction you type. Level II 1. Place the tape in the cassette recorder and press kt PLAY". 2. When MEMORY SiZE^ appears, press [ENTER | . 3. When READY > ^appears, type [§[3 [SEES and press I ENTER] . 4. The screen will show*?_. Type gj [H [T][R] [O] and press [ENTER | . 5. When *? appears again, type  and press l~ENTER I . 6. Press | ENTER | after every instruction you type. Note: Since Astrology is written in Machine Language, the asterisks will flash at a slower rate than normal. If you have a Level II Disk System, this program will not load into Disk Basic. You must use BASIC2 to load this program. Follow the instructions for Level II as shown. Running the Program (continued) After you load the Astrology Program, you will be asked to enter the name of the person whose chart is being prepared. This is an optional feature. It simply makes the chart more personalized. If you donH want to have the person's name appear on the screen, or the printed chart, simply press the [ENTER \ key. The date of birth is the first required information. If some one has a January 5, 1959 birthday, type [IDE 0(1] [EH [El] and press [E NTER j. When entering the date, each number between the slashes must contain 2 digits. January through September must be entered as H]|T| through &\\S\. The same is true of the first 9 days of any month. Put a i in front of the number. The last two digits are for the year. The program is designed for birth dates between 1900 and 1999. The next required question is the exact time of birth. Before you enter the birth time, check the location of the city to determine whether the time correction can be handled by the program (no more than ±30 minutes). If the time correction is within these limits, enter the birth time, using a period (not a colon) to separate the hours from the minutes.. For example: 5.25 would be a typical birth time. You don't need a leading in front of a single digit hour. The program will accept 5.20 or 05.20. Now you can enter \MM or [P]@ in answer to the next question. Note: Some people may not know the time of birth. If the birth time is unknown, press | ENTER 1 instead of typing in a time, and the program will produce a chart calculated for a 12 noon birth. The Time Changes in the United States book will help you determine whether or not Daylight Savings Time or Wartime was in effect on that day. You will answer the question with a jYl or an [N|. Note: Wartime was Daylight Savings Time ALL YEAR long during World Wars I & II. Running the Program (continued) Place of birth is an optional question that need not be answered. It can be helpful if the chart is shown to a professional astrologer, since the astrologer can check your chart for accuracy. The program will ask for the longitude and the latitude of the birth place. The answer must be in degrees and minutes of a degree. For example, if you were born halfway between longitude 71.00 and 72.00, you would enter [ZKHdiflltD as the longitude. One degree of longitude equals 60 minutes. 3 /4 of a degree of longitude equals 45 minutes. l A of a degree of longitude equals 15 minutes. The program assumes longitude to be West and latitude to be North. For example, assume you were born in Tucson, Arizona. The longitude is shown as 110W59. The program assumes West, so you would simply enter [BE] 12 □HKE. The latitude is listed as 32N14 and since the program assumes North, you would enter [UGIOCllSl- If you were born South of the Equator, enter a minus number for latitude. A person born in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, was born at 110E22 longitude and 7S48 latitude. Eastern longitudes are entered as negative numbers, so you would type QEHOnCIJt!] as the longitude. Southern latitudes are also negative entries, and you would type G]n[!] as the latitude. North latitudes and West longitudes are plus numbers, while South latitudes and East longitudes are minus numbers. The last question is whether you want a chart printed br simply displayed on the screen. If you have an 80 column printer, type a [Y] and press ENTER. The typical chart is almost 3 feet long on most printers. It will take about 3 or 4 minutes to produce the chart. If you do not have a printer (or you just want to see one part of a chart), tyP e 03- The horoscope will appear on the screen, one section at a time. It will stop at each full screen and wait while you copy down the information. You can then press any key to proceed to the next screenful of information. At the end of the chart, simply press any key to go back to the start of the program and prepare a new chart. Reading the Horoscope Reading the Horoscope The first section of the horoscope is designed to be used as a reference for astrologers. It shows the corrections used for local and Greenwich Mean Time as well as the longitude and latitude, and whether Daylight Savings Time was in effect. If you do many charts, include the name of the person and the birthplace. These two facts are not necessary to the program, and, if you choose, you may use these two lines for any type of information you wish. The first calculated information is the Ascendant (or Rising Sign). If you did not enter a birth time, the Ascendant cannot be determined, and this line will not appear. The planets, starting with the Sun, will be listed in order. On some charts you may notice the word. RETROGRADE following a particular planet. This is a phenomenon that causes the planet to appear to move backward for a period of time. The effect of a retrograde motion is difficulty in using the planet's energy in a straight-forward manner. The area the planet rules becomes more subconscious, and difficult to control. After the planets are listed, the program prints the Natal Aspects. This is simply the angle formed between the planets which shows whether the planetary forces are working smoothly and harmoniously, or creating tensions and conflicts. The numbers at the very end of each line indicate how far the angle is from exact alignment. If the number is minus, it means the angle is approaching the exact condition ("Applying 11 ). A positive number means the angle has formed and is now moving apart ("Separating*'). The poster points out which angles are harmonious or difficult. The Elements and Modes of a Sign indicate any predominance in an area of the chart. A quick glance will indicate if the person is enthusiastic, stable, or flexible in relation to energy, practicality, expression, or emotion. Reading the Horoscope (continued) The planets in the houses indicate how the planets affect the various areas in your life. This section deals with how you apply your energies on a day-to-day basis. The poster provides ready capsule summaries of these effects. Signs on the cusps of the houses show the influences of the signs on your life and attitudes toward specific areas of your life. Again, the poster provides a brief summary. If you have a printer, the program will print out a Natal Chart, showing all the planets in the Houses in the form of a wheel. The cusp of each House will be marked, and all the planets will be placed in the corresponding Houses. The program cannot print the wheel on the screen due to the size requirements of the wheel. All the information necessary to construct the wheel is printed on the screen, if you do not have a printer available. The program is designed for use with the Line Printer I. II, III, or the TRS-80 Quick Printer (26-1153). The average chart is about 32" long. The program is designed for use with roll paper, and will not recognize end of page locations. If the birthtime is not provided, the program will return to the beginning after printing elements and modes. 8 Influence of the Planets Understanding the Influence of the Planets The Sun The Sun sign indicates the life forces, and to a degree, provides the basic character traits. If the other planets strengthen the Sun sign, a person might appear very typical of his Sun sign — the impulsive Aries, the talkative Gemini, the homeloving Taurus, the dramatic Leo. etc. If the planets are strongly grouped in another sign, the person may take on the characteristics of the other sign. The Sun sign may be so overpowered, the person exhibits none of the traits connected with the Sun sign. This is why some people are not a typical Taurus. Leo, Capricorn, etc. Just knowing your Sun sign is not enough. The constant interplay between all the planets is the key to correct interpretation. The placement of all the planets determines the person — some placements weaken some planets, others strengthen their effect. Even if the planet is well-placed, a planet with an aspect to Mars can strongly affect a well-placed planet, increasing or decreasing the planet's effect. This is why you should never read a simple interpretation of any planet in a particular sign. You must determine the influence of aspects to planets on any specific planet. The whole chart must be blended and modified, based on the position of all the planets, and their relationship to each other. The Ascendent (Rising Sign) The Ascendent, or Rising Sign, is the sign that was on the Eastern horizon at the exact moment of birth. Since the Earth rotates every 24 hours, the sign on the horizon changes every 2 hours. The Ascendent determines the placement of the Houses (explained later). It is most important to know the exact time of birth in order to determine the Ascendent and the House placement. The Ascendent determines physical appearance, self-image, and how you project yourself to others. Often times, the Ascendent is the most important factor in a chart. Influence of the Planets (continued) The Moon The Moon shows emotional needs and the form the personality will assume. It governs the emotions, and psychological needs. It represents the area of mental security in life. It brings out the protective nature. Moon and Venus in a man's chart relates to women. Mercury Mercury rules the mind and the intellect. It points to the way a person thinks, and the method of expression. Mercury is often an excellent indicator of the type of work that is most likely to achieve success for the individual. Venus Venus determines the manner in which one looks at love. It also indicates the attitude (and feelings) toward beauty and romance. It's an excellent indicator of the type of art and furniture to be found in the home. Mars Mars determines how energies will be applied. It also determines the sexual nature. A dynamic, energetic person will have a well-placed Mars, and the Sun sign will also be in a good relationship with Mars. Sun and Mars in a woman's chart relates to men. Jupiter Jupiter is the planet of benefits, increase, and bounty. It increases the strength and effect of a planet if it is in good relationship to the planet. The exceptions would be relationships with the planets Saturn, Neptune, and occasionally Uranus. Saturn Saturn points to troubles in life, Saturn in relationship to the other planets indicates the nature of trials and adversity. The Saturn and Sun relationships show troubles with self-image and basic nature. Saturn and Gemini relationships show troubled areas in the thought processes. Saturn and Venus indicates problems with love and romance. Influence of the Planets (continued) Uranus Uranus indicates a sudden change in life. It can also mean something unique, or it can mean a degree of eccentricity. Saturn and Uranus in close relationship are usually strong indicators of sudden trouble. As you learn to interpret the chart, you will notice the repeated pattern of this Saturn and Uranus relationship, to the point where you can pinpoint, to the month, a serious problem in a chart. Tread lightly in this area. It can often show a part of life that he may never want revealed or known. Neptune Neptune is associated with lies, deception, and self-delusion. Many astrologers hold that Neptune strongly affects psychic abilities and clairvoyance. Often, it will point to areas where lies occurred, or an area of self-deception. Pluto Pluto represents transformation and change in attitudes or surroundings. Often, the change is of a violent, or revolutionary nature. The planets, together with the Rising Sign, determine an individual's basic nature and the attitude brought to every event in his life. The relationship between the planets (Aspects), and the signs these planets are in, as well as the Houses will modify all the characteristics of a person's nature and attitude — strengthening some and weakening others. Every planet, and its relationship to every other planet, must be considered and weighed before you can attempt even a simple interpretation. 11 Natal Aspects Natal Aspects The aspects are the angles formed between the planets at the time of birth. Some planets are influenced by other planets. Depending on the planets, and the angles formed, forces are created which create harmonious or difficult interaction. The number at the end of each aspect line shows how far away the planets are from forming a perfect angle. A negative number means the angle has not yet formed, and the energy of the angle is increasing (or "applying* , ). A positive number means the angle has formed and is now moving away and diminishing (or "separating"). An applying angle has more force than a separating angle. 0.00 would mean the angle has reached its peak effect. The major aspectsare: Conjunctions A conjunction occurs when two planets are close together (within 9 degrees). If the planets are similar in nature, a strengthening effect will result. If the planets are not similar, the two energies will work against each other. For example, Saturn does not work well with any planet, and conjunctions with Saturn create difficulties that show up in the area of the planet that is conjunct with Saturn. Most Jupiter conjunctions are beneficial. A conjunction is one of the most powerful angles in astrology. The poster shows which conjunctions are beneficial. Oppositions When two planets are ISO degrees apart, they are in opposition. They tend to pull against each other, canceling out effects. Very few oppositions would be considered good. When two planets are in opposition, there might be a planet that is in aspect to both of the opposing planets. This will provide an outlet for the energy of the opposing planets. It would appear as a tunneling of the energies through this third planet. The opposition is also a powerful angle. Trines This an^le is formed by two planets 120 degrees apart. It causes a smooth flow of energy between the two planets that are trined. Usually, trines indicate effortless energies in the area of the planefs influence. As with most things in life, too much of a good thing can be bad. If a person has mostly trines and other good aspects, the personality tends to be bland and lifeless. Everyone needs a little tension and difficulty to stay on their toes. Trines are generally good (in moderation), and are very powerful. 13 Natal Aspects (continued) Squares The 90 degree angle formed by the square create tensions and vector the energy into a new angle halfway between the two planets. Most people consider squares and oppositions as bad aspects. They do however. create dynamics that cause the person to have a forceful personality, and generally help to make life interesting. The square is slightly less forceful than the opposition. While a square is regarded by the possesser as bad. it may be beneficial in the same way that people grow out of adversity. Sextile The sextile is a 60 degree angle formed between two planets and is similar in effect to the trine. It indicates a smooth harmonious relationship between the involved planets. It is weaker than a trine and bears the same relation to a trine as a square relates to an opposition. If two planets are in opposition to each other, and aspected to a third planet, the energies of the opposing planets will be expressed through this third planet and the negative effects will tend to be smoothed out. Semi-Sextile This is a 30 degree angle that is similar (but weaker) to the sextile and trine. As you become familiar with the aspects, you will begin to observe the affect that they have on a person's life. The aspects indicate how the planets distribute their energy. If there are too many good aspects (trines. sextiles, and some conjunctions), these aspects can easily combine to create a lifeless selfish, lackluster person that does not have a distinctive or individual personality. All bad aspects can produce someone with more than their fair share of troubles and adversities. Signs of the Zodiac Signs of the Zodiac The signs of the Zodiac are arranged in a circle, each sign occupying exactly 30 degrees. The 12 signs add up to 360 degrees — the completed Zodiac. Do not confuse the signs of the Zodiac with the Houses. The signs are associated with attitudes and personal characteristics, while the Houses are associated with events in a person's life. The confusion occurs because the Houses appear to be 30 degrees wide and have the same circular look as the signs of the Zodiac. The Houses actually vary in size but are usually shown equal. The planets and signs of the Zodiac are placed in Houses of the Zodiac. As you move North from the Equator, the Houses assume different proportions some Houses increasing to as much as 40 or 50 degrees across, while other Houses decrease in size. The signs of the Zodiac can be said to be natural rulers of various Houses, and the sign at the start of each House (on the Cusp) will determine the attitudes and traits a person brings to each event in his life. Each sign is ruled by a planet. A planet, in the sign it rules, has its strongest influence, while a planet in a sign opposite its natural home will take on negative characteristics and meaning. Each planet Rules a sign (its natural home), and has a Detrimental sign (opposite its natural home). A planet has a sign of Exaultation (similar to its natural home), and a sign of Fall (opposite the sign of Exaultation and similar to the sign of Detriment). A planet in its natural sign, or in Exaultation, will increase the nature of its characteristics. A planet in a sign of Detriment, or Fall, weaken the strength (or bring out the negative character) of the planet. Each sign has 3 qualities. The first is the basic nature of the sign and the influence on attitudes and basic characteristic traits. Each sign also has a mode, which may be Cardinal (active or energetic). Fixed (stable and perservering), or Mutable (flexible and adaptable). Each sign is also related to an element — Fire (enthusiasm). Earth (practical). Air(thinking). and Water (emotions). Taken together, the elements and modes provide a basic description of the sign. Aries Aries is a Cardinal Fire sign. Aries is ruled by the planet Mars. It is the sign of active and enthusiastic energies. It is the sign of the individual — daring, impulsive, sometimes reckless, but always right now and immediate. Think of Aries as "I am". Many times the enthusiasm and energy of Aries create serious problems. The sign of Aries is said to be the ruler of the head. 15 Signs of the Zodiac (continued) Taurus Taurus is a Fixed Earth sign. Taurus is ruled by Venus. It is the sign of stability and roots. It is the sign of perseverance and practicality. The description suggests home, plants, love, and determination. It is a sign of possessions and steadfastness of purpose. Think of Taurus as "I have". Taurus is said to rule the kidneys, neck and throat. Taurus is also a sign of stubbornness. Gemini Gemini is a Mutable Air sign, ruled by Mercury. It is the sign of flexible, adaptable thinking. It's a sign concerned with communication and expression. The sign represents thoughts, speech, writing, and all methods of expressing ideas. Gemini has a key phrase of "I think". Gemini rules the arms, lungs, and vocal cords. The versatility of Gemini can sometimes pose a problem because of tendency to be bored quickly. Projects are left unfinished in an effort to explore all possible avenues. Cancer Cancer is a Cardinal Water sign. Cancer is ruled by the Moon. It is the sign of active emotions. It is the sign of recognition between the individual and the group. It is a sign of protection and secrecy, and often insecurity. Cancer is associated with extreme sensitivity, impressions, and memory. Cancer rules the breasts. Think of Cancer as "I feel". Many times, the insecurity results in secrecy (for self-preservation), and a tendency to over-sentimentalize. Leo Leo is a Fixed Fire sign. Leo is ruled by the Sun. It is the sign of fixed energies, pride, courage, and nobility. Leo is also associated with children and self-indulgence. Leo rules the heart and the blood. Think of Leo as "I will". The sign of Leo can be a sign of benevolence, self-worth, and leadership. Other factors can easily change the meaning of the sign to vanity and ego. Virgo Virgo is a Mutable Earth sign. Virgo is ruled by Mercury, it is the sign concerned with health, service, and attention to detail. Virgo's preoccupations are with detail, precision, analysis, and categorization. Too much Virgo can make an individual overly critical, fussy, and lead to excessive worry. Some astrologers say. "Virgo is the sign of the ulcer". Virgo rules the intestines and the digestive tract. The love of detailed work can often give way to puritanical snobbery. Virgo says. "I analyze". Signs of the Zodiac (continued) Libra Libra is a Cardinal Air sign. Libra is ruled by Venus. It is the sign concerned with personal activity and sociability. If the first 6 signs of the Zodiac are thought of in terms of internal development, then Libra is the first sign of the outward development and harmony with others. There are two phrases which sum up the function of Libra. First of all, think of Libra as "I balanced Think of it also as the balance against Aries, its opposite sign. Aries is "I am" — Libra is "We are". Libra seeks balance and harmony above all. which makes for excellent statesmen and negotiators. The Libra desire to balance can give way to indecision and irritating fence straddling, causing an inability to make even a simple decision. Libra rules the stomach and navel, although the kidneys are said to be often the center of Libra illnesses. Libra is elegant, refined, attractive, yet can be cool, detached, and impersonal. Scorpio Scorpio is a Fixed Water sign. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto although many astrologers hold that Scorpio is also ruled by Mars. It is a sign of stable emotions, in other words, control. The description by Mode and Element is Fixed Water, which is another term for ice. Outwardly, the emotions are cooly controlled while beneath the surface of the ice, the waters of emotion rush on headlong. Beneath the controlled exterior, lie violent passions which will only surface in private. Think of Scorpio as "I desire", on an individual level. On a collective level, it is not the Taurus "I have" response, but a collective, "We have" that demonstrates Scorpio's concern for society's resources. The sign of Scorpio creates a powerful, physical magnetism. Scorpio rules the reproductive organs. Scorpio is intense, sensitive, objective, however, other factors can easily change the qualities to a lust for power, possession, and self-seeking success, whatever the cost to others. Sagittarius Sagittarius is a Mutable Fire sign. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter. It can be considered as adaptable enthusiasm, the ever searching mind. Sagittarius represents both the idealized teacher and the eternal student — always on a quest for yet more knowledge. As Gemini says "I think" on an individual level, so Sagittarius says "I seek" on abroad philosophical level. Sagittarius rules the thighs and the upper portion of the leg. While Sagittarius imparts truth, knowledge, and generosity, it can produce opinionation. tactlessness, and a tendency to be dogmatic. 17 igns of the Zodiac (continued) Capricorn Capricorn is a Cardinal Earth sign ruled by Saturn. The energies are made stable and take the form of organization and structure. Capricorn represents the cautious climber on the ladder of organization. Capricorn symbolizes the builder, climbing the structure he builds. Capricorn imparts an awareness of social contribution. The sign brings ambition and hard working realistic attitudes to any function tackled. Think of Capricorn as "I build". Capricorn rules the knee and the shin. A planet poorly placed in Capricorn can impose self-restrictions, limitations, cause feelings of depression and difficulty in breaking habits. Aquarius Aquarius is a Fixed Air sign ruled by Uranus . Thoughts become stable as Aquarius views the future of social growth with a sense of duty to improve the quality of life. In a sense, Aquarius is revolutionary, creating a need for sudden change (Uranus) even if that change is unorthodox and unconventional. Aquarius is a sign of invention. Aquarius rules the circulatory system. Think of Aquarius as 'T know". Aquarius can be a powerful force for the unusual, inventive, and concern, or, it can lead to eccentricitv. destruction, and isolation. Pisces The last sign of the Zodiac is Pisces, a Mutable Water sign. This sign of adaptable emotions is ruled by Neptune, the planet of dreams and illusions. This last sign of the Zodiac represents the hopes and dreams of society. Pisces brings the qualities of faith to the Zodiac and produced an ethereal, sympathetic, self-sacrificing force that can be either a source of inspiration, or dissolves into a dream world state of confused self-indulgence. Think of Pisces as "I believe". Pisces rules the feet. The force of Pisces must be understood because of the tremendous potential for self-undoing, self-deception, and destructive empathy. It can be a sign of weakness, addiction, and sensuality, or it can lift the spirit to the highest levels of faith and understanding. Placing the Planets in the Signs Placing the Planets in the Signs It is at this point that the beginning astrologer, and even the experienced as toToger must move slowly and cautiously before making a judgment. Everything learned so far must be carefully weighed and balanced. Don't try to interpret anything until this placement is completed and studied. Even though some Sun sign descriptions may seem to fil ^"(He s a tvoical Leo etc ) there are many factors to be considered before a full nCiation can be made. Don't fall into this enticing trapj may woiK o some people but eventually you will find your interpretations beconlg'Ze generalized, inaccurate, and little better than a good guess. Study the planets. Study the signs. Study the planets in the signs. Try to capture the feeling that each planet and sign projects. Once you become aware of tie overall unity of the planets working in the signs, a detailed, accurate interpretation will become obvious. 19 Blending the Sun, Ascendent and Moon in the Signs Blending the Sun, Ascendent and Moon in the Signs The Sun The Sun in Leo and Aries will operate to the maximum benefit, while the Sun ^Aquarius and Libra may bring out ^^^ signs if other planetary positions are strongly affecting Aq Libra as well. The sun in ,he other 8 signs win ^^^T^ZT^Z^ ~rT^^^^ ^n\iar^;=^r^ von are a, a ,ar g e shopping mail « f ^o" ^^hoT 'huf roe ra„^r s rL? s rr P g pin^r^htsron «.. u, «, «.. -,. then walks off. He tells you it's a sports car. Jo toned! and tt could he new or old. The type o, car ,. .umlar to a person s Sun sign. and that s all. It doesn t ten y lifetime. It just tells you Z^o" ' ^1^—0 ahou, the ear tron, a deser.pl.on of the driver. The Ascendent Ascendent with an Aiies ou« cnnrt< , rar Wherever that car goes, driver behind the wheel ol a very fast sports cai vvnei it will be driven fast (and occasionally recklessly). The Aries Ascendent d^ car at top speed, recklessly. Remember this concept. THE SUN SIGN DESCRIBES THE TYPE OF CAR - THE ASCENDENT DESCRIBES THE DRIVER It is J 21 Blending the Sun, Ascendent and Moon in the Signs (continued) I Lets continue with another example. Look at a Taurus Ascendent. A good i description of a Taurus Ascendent might be stable, slow and steady. Put him in a Taurus Sun car and you have a slow and cautious driver in a slow, practical car. Let's put this driver into a Aries Sun sports car. How * will this Taurus Ascendent work with this Aries Sun? He will drive I this high-powered vehicle the same way — slow and steady. That's the | result of an Aries Sun and a Taurus Ascendent. The person is no longer | "a typical Aries". I jj Using the Sun sign descriptions from the previous pages, see if you can fit t different makes of automobiles to the various Sun signs. Remember, ' you want to try for a general description of the type, and not the exact model \ or color. In some cases, you may have to describe a Sun sign in a little more I detail. Here's a start: | Sun in Aries — any high-powered sports car that suggests impulsiveness ■ and energy. I Sun in Taurus — any car that suggests the qualities of Taurus (slow I and steady). \ Sun in Leo — Cadillac, Mercedes, Rolls Royce (cars with pride and drama). I Sun in Pisces — any car that was bought because you felt sorry for it. I Make a list in your mind of all the Sun sign cars, and think of what would I happen by putting different Ascendent drivers in each car. \ Lefs take this concept another way: let's take the Sun sign and imagine f it to be the house in which the person lives. The Ascendent describes the \ appearance of the person living in the house, and how the person appears to [ others. A Taurus house would have lots of plants, while a Leo house \ might be very dramatic. That's the Sun sign — it doesn't necessarily describe the occupant, just a brief description of the type of house. \ ! The Ascendent describes the occupant. A Taurus Ascendent with a Leo Sun J is like a person who loves plants, living in a dramatic house. It's a slower, * stable person living in a dramatic, showplace of a house. His love for | plants may overwhelm the dramatic qualities of the house. The Leo Sun j house is hidden behind the Taurus Ascendent plants. \ A Virgo Ascendent in the same Leo house (Sun sign) will present a ! different picture. There will be fewer plants, and everything in the house j will be meticulously organized, with each thing in its assigned place. j If the Virgo Ascendent occupant moves out and a Capricorn Ascendent j moves in. the house will be restructured and reorganized. The house is still j the same house, but the different occupant changes the feeling. sending the Sun, indent and Moon in the Signs (continued) Th e Leo Sun stm inmates the same '— *°^ ™ ^iT TlTZTl t^l^Z^^ZZ 'srrr^cenae. that sets ^eTaparl" om olher ^os ana^a^, ,wo peep. w;.^sa- s Regardiess of the ana,ogy. .he ^^CZl^Z^TJsZ.To, can reveal certain characterise traits. butt ^ S "™ s e " The other p i an ets thoughts and their emotional needs. doing bad ,o onr first example, you «» ■^^^JJS'l.n in the res. of the details about the ear and the d. .ten ™* ° P of the home which tells you about the occupant. The Moon Th e Moon in .he sign points to a basic emotional -^The Moon in Cancer control. for communication and exchange of ideas. Tr r A lendi r% f rT^r s :n^^rarrf A rn^nrrna h :roon s,gn and Ascendent. Try a ueo ouu ^ vcon n ~ n \ who appears very roots and tradition (Taurus). „ you can see how this blending is starting tahe shape, congra.uL.ions _ you're on your way to becoming a first-rate astrologer. Y „u may have noticed that we ^™^™*T^ Be'aus/fhe 'ZSZ^^ZESSXZZZo strong, Piaced in Taurus, that it will temper the Aries Ascendent. J 23 Blending the Sun, Ascendent and Moon in the Signs (continued) Later on, we might find other planets in a person's chart so strongly placed, that they overcome the Moon's energy, and we must revert to the original Aries description, including recklessness, impulsive, etc. When you can successfully blend, integrate, and sythesize all of the planets and signs, you will get an accurate picture of the person. 24 The Houses The Houses The Houses contain a rich treasure ^ ^^^l^ZZ. m any levels. They point to the -vanous p^ds » ap ^^ ^ specific area of the present life. The P Ian*, a g ^^ the Houses bring emotions and attitudes 10 The Firs. House dea ls with -»-^^^rjSS^rS-™' ,,t "' a child's first awareness of its own «is anee^ A . B ^ ^ influences on the meaning. The Second House is associated with l^^Teco^Zl^L.s possession and so t^deve '^^^ah H shows how you use your resounca stability, roots and perserverence. The Third House deats with persona! = ;« ^^s.' It T "" child begins to express concep '^J^ZTr^s ow „ concepts and intensely ^Z^^ZST^™*™ and ideas. It can STate ^"o! brothers and sisters as wen as travel fo. short distances. The Fourm House coucerus itself wi.h the early ^^^f home,, and the most mfluenua, P-^ t ^LL,,.. the father ,„ l h ;=rcn*r T r;; Vo'n tL'cLTof t- rcurth House «a„d the p.anets w"n!n) describe the parent and early env.ronment. The wnn House is ,he *™'™XZ^J%%£Z a""" remains through the adult slde.lt . the House ^ _ anything such as love and romance. "^"-^ e ^ leasure . personal and not required. Things done lor p The Sixth House is one of personal ^£*^™&°£™Z It also includes health and concern fox health . Afte through the first five stages I'f-*™™**?™^ is acquired. What expression, family, and leisure), a sense °< W™ 8 * f / el responslb ie for can the child do within the house to help? A need self-satisfaction. 25 The Houses (continued) The first six Houses are concerned with self-filling personal needs and desires. They are totally oriented toward the development of the individual. These are the inward Houses. They deal with the total self. The second six Houses provide the balance of the individual's role in society. The awakening of recognition that others exist, that a person is dependent on other people for fulfillment. This is the role of the last six Houses. The Seventh House is the first total awareness of others, and your relationship with others. A recognition that you are not alone in the world. It balances the first House of self-awareness. It shows your marriage partner, and everyone who is close to you in the way of partnerships. The Eighth House balances the Second House. It is the House of other people's resources. Helping others develop their resources. It is the House of passion and sexual drive with others. It is the House of Death and Rebirth. If the Fifth House is your personal views on love, then the Eighth House lets you express that love to others — through sex, and concern for growth. The Ninth House is the House of the enlightened mind. Philosophy, religion, higher learning, publishing, and long distance travel are all part of Ninth House affairs. The desire to learn, and the desire to teach balance the Third House of the personal mind and ideas. The Tenth House is the House of professions. It is also the House of the other parent. This House determines how well you will succeed in your efforts in a career. Many times, this House will indicate your present circumstances. It will usually point to the heights of possible achievement. The Eleventh House is the House of friends, dreams, and goals. Most often, it will tell the way you regard your friends, and how your friends regard you. The Eleventh House can also show how you plan to achieve your goals and realize your ambitions. The Twelfth House is the House of solitude and endings. Recently, the Twelfth House has come to be associated with large corporations, government, and large organizations in general. It is the traditional House of solitude and anything which is hidden. Serious illness is part of the Twelfth House influence. Miscellaneous Notes Miscellaneous Notes The South Node is always directly opposite the North Node. Every sign will not always appear on the cusp of every house. When this happens, it means that two of the signs are "Intercepted", or located totally within two of the houses. An intercepted sign (and any planets in that sign) will have a great deal of difficulty in operating with their full force. If anyone should ever ask you, the program is a Geocentric, Tropical Natal Astrology program, using the Placidean House System. It corrects for Time shifts, corrects to Greenwich time, provides Sidereal corrections, and adjusts for True Lunar Nodes, and Moon location, as well as showing Retrograde Planetary motion. All calculations are accurate to within one degree for any date between January 1, 1900 and December 31. 1999. If you do not enter a birth time, the program will base all calculations on a Noon birth time. If you wish house information for an unknown birth time, simply enter [T][I][g]® as the time, and [P]E3 as a noon birth. For births prior to 1900, simply subtract 1900 from the year. For example: You wish to do a chart for someone born in 1875, subtract 1900 from 1875. The answer is -25. Enter the year as HOOD- The moon calculations will probably not appear, and the accuracy will deteriorate as you move further from the recommended range. Recorded birthtimes are not always accurate. If the house information does not seem to apply, try changing the time by one hour either way to compensate for a possible time zone error. A few minutes can sometimes make a big difference if the planets are near house cusps. Secondary Progressions There is an advanced Astrology technique for updating a Natal Chart to reveal current conditions for the present year. It is based on advancing the Natal Chart one day for each year. Thus, if you were born on January 1. 1960, you would prepare a chart on your 20th birthday as if you were born January 21, 1960. A one day advance of the Natal Chart equals a one year advance in time. If you are 20 years old. add 20 days to your date of birth. It becomes a little tricky for people in the 30 to 50 year age group to figure the additional months and days involved, however the TRS-80 can make secondary progressions very easy. When you enter the day of birth, simply add your age to the birthdate. Leave the month and year alone. For example: assume a birthdate of May 20. 1937. The person is now 43 years old. Simply enter the birthdate as 05/63/37. The program will produce a progressed chart for July 2, 1937 (which would be the correct progression for the age — May 20. 1937 + 43 days ~ July 2. 1937). The interpretations would be similar to a natal chart, but would indicate the influences that are in effect at present. It will print the date as May 63. 1937. but the chart will be identical to a chart for Julv 2. 1937. 27 Longitudes and Latitudes in the United States Longitudes and Latitudes in the United States L.M.T. TO OBTAIN VARIANCE G.M.T. ADD CITY & STATE LONG. LAT, FROM S.T. TO L.M.T. Mobile, Alabama 88W02 30N42 + 7 52 5 52 08 \ Montgomery, Alabama 86W18 32N21 + 14 48 5 45 12 Tuscaloosa, Alabama 87W34 33N12 + 9 44 5 50 16 Anchorage, Alaska 149W55 61W10 + 20 + 9 59 40 Fairbanks, Alaska 147W43 64N51 + 9 08 + 9 50 52 Juneau, Alaska* 134W25 .. 58N18 ... - 57 40 ....+ 8 57 40 Flagstaff, Arizona 111W39 35N12 - 26 36 7 26 36 Phoenix, Arizona 112W04 33N27 - 28 16 7 28 16 Tucson. Arizona 110W59 32N14 - 23 56 7 23 56 Yuma, Arizona* 114W37 32N43 -38 28 7 38 28 Little Rock, Arkansas 92W16 34N45 - 9 04 6 09 04 Los Angeles, California.. 118W15 .. 34N03 . . . + 7 00 7 53 00 San Diego, California 117W10 32N43 + 11 20 7 48 40 San Francisco, California 122W26 37N47 - 9 44 8 09 44 Denver, Colorado 104W59 39N45 + 04 6 59 56 Hartford, Connecticut 72W41 41N46 + 9 16 4 50 44 New Haven, Connecticut 72W55 41N18 + 8 20 4 51 40 ■-""^ Wilmington, Delaware . . . Fort Lauderdale, Florida 75W33 .. 80W08 39N45 ... 26N07 - 2 12 5 02 12 - 20 32 5 20 32 Miami, Florida 80W11 25N47 - 20 44 5 20 44 Orlando, Florida 81W23 28N32 -25 32 5 25 32 Tampa. Florida 82W27 27N57 . - 29 48 5 29 48 Atlanta. Georgia* 84W23 33N46 - 37 32 5 37 32 Savannah, Georgia 81W05 32N04 - 24 20 5 24 20 Honolulu, Hawaii 157W52 21N19 - 1 28 + 10 31 28 Boise, Idaho* 116W12 43N37 - 44 48 7 44 48 Chicago, Illinois 87W39 41N52 + 9 24 5 50 36 Indianapolis, Indiana 86W10 39N46 + 15 20 5 44 40 South Bend. Indiana 86W15 41N41 + 15 00 5 45 00 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Council Bluffs, Iowa 91W40 .. 95W51 41N59 ... r 6 40 6 06 40 41N15 - 23 24 6 23 24 Des Moines, Iowa 93W38 41N36 - 14 32 6 14 32 Abilene, Kansas 97W13 38N56 -28 52 6 28 52 Dodge City. Kansas* 100W01 37N46 -40 04 6 40 04 Kansas City, Kansas 94W38 39N07 - 18 32 6 18 32 Wichita, Kansas 97W20 . . 37N42 ... 37N00 - 29 20 6 29 20 Bowling Green, Kentucky 86W27 + 14 12 5 45 48 Louisville, Kentucky 85W45 38N15 + 17 00 5 43 00 New Orleans. Louisiana 90W04 29N57 - 16 6 00 16 Bangor. Maine 68W47 44N48 + 24 52 4 35 OS Baltimore, Maryland 76W37 39N19 - 6 28 5 06 28 *Subtract one hour from Bi] rth Time. 29 Longitudes and Latitudes in the United States (continued) L.M.T. TO OBTAIN VARIANCE G.M.T. ADD CITY & STATE LONG. LAT. FROM S.T. TO L.M.T, Boston, Massachusetts Pittsfield, Masschusetts ... 71W04 ... 73W15 . . . 42N22 . . . 42N27 ....+ 15 44 .... 4 44 16 + 7 00 4 53 00 Ann Arbor, Michigan* 83W44 42N17 - 34 56 5 34 56 Detroit. Michigan* 83W03 42N20 - 32 12 5 32 12 Lansing. Michigan* 84W33 42N44 - 38 12 5 38 12 Pontiac, Michigan* ... 83W17 .... ... 42N38 .... ....-33 08 .... 5 33 08 Minneapolis, Minnesota 93W16 44N59 - 13 04 6 13 04 Jackson, Mississippi 90W11 32N18 - 44 6 00 44 Hannibal, Missouri 91W22 39N42 - 5 28 6 05 28 Jackson, Missouri 89W40 37N23 + 1 20 5 58 40 Saint Joseph, Missouri 94W51 39N46 - 19 24 6 19 24 Springfield, Missouri 93W17 37N13 - 13 80 6 13 80 Billings, Montana 108W30 45N47 - 14 00 7 14 00 Kearney. Nebraska* 99W04 40N42 - 36 16 6 36 16 Lincoln. Nebraska 96W42 40N62 - 26 48 6 26 48 Omaha, Nebraska 95W57 41N15 - 23 48 6 23 48 Las Vegas, Nevada . . 115W08 .... ... 36N10 .... ....+ 19 28 .... 7 40 32 Reno, Nevada 119W48 39N32 + 48 7 59 12 Manchester, New Hampshire 71W28 43N00 + 14 08 4 45 52 Atlantic City, New Jersey 74W26 39N22 + 2 16 4 57 44 Newark, New Jersey 74W11 40N44 + 3 16 4 56 44 Trenton, New Jersey 74W45 40N13 + 1 00 4 59 00 Albuquerque, New Mexico Gallup, New Mexico . . 106W40 . .. 35N04 - 6 40 .... 7 06 40 108W45 35N31 - 15 00 7 15 00 Albany, New York 73W47 42N39 + 4 52 4 55 08 Buffalo, New York 78W52 42N53 - 15 28 5 15 28 New York, New York 73W57 40N45 + 4 12 4 55 48 Asheville, North Carolina* 82W33 35N36 - 30 12 5 30 12 Fayetteville, North Carolina 78W53 35N03 - 15 32 5 15 32 Bismark. North Dakota* 100W47 46N49 - 43 08 6 43 08 Akron, Ohio 81W31 41N05 - 26 04 5 26 04 Cleveland, Ohio 81W43 41N30 - 26 52 5 26 52 Columbus, Ohio* 83W01 39N38 -32 04 5 32 04 Toledo, Ohio* 83W33 41N39 - 34 12 5 34 12 Oklahoma City. Oklahoma* . . . ... 97W31 .... . . . 35N28 ....-30 04 .... 6 30 04 Portland, Oregon 122W41 45N31 - 10 44 8 10 44 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 77W14 39N50 - 8 56 5 08 56 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 75W11 39N57 - 44 5 00 44 Pittsburg, Pennsylvania 80W00 40N27 ■20 00 5 20 00 San Juan. Puerto Rico 66VV07 18N28 - 24 28 - 4 24 28 Providence, Rhode Island 71W25 41N49 + 14 20 4 45 40 Greenville, South Carolina 82W24 34N52 - 29 36 5 29 36 Sioux Falls, South Dakota 96W44 43N33 - 26 56 6 26 56 Chattanooga, Tennessee 35N03 35N03 + 18 44 5 41 16 ^Subtract one hour from Birth T ime. Longitudes and Latitudes in the United States (continued) CITY & STATE Memphis, Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee Amarillo, Texas* Corpus Christi, Texas Dallas, Texas El Paso, Texas Fort Worth, Texas Salt Lake City, Utah Montpelier, Vermont Mount Vernon, Virginia Richmond, Virginia Roanoke, Virginia Seattle, Washington Spokane, Washington Tacoma, Washington Yakima, Washington Wheeling, West Virginia Green Bay, Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin Oshkosh, Wisconsin Buffalo, Wyoming Cheyenne, Wyoming Laramie, Wyoming *Subtract one hour from Birth Time. L.M.T. TO OBTAIN VARIANCE G.M.T. ADD LONG. LAT. FROM S.T. TO L.M.T. 90W03 86W47 . . . 35N09 36N10 - 12 6 00 12 + 12 52 5 47 08 101W51 35N12 -47 24 6 47 24 97W24 27N48 -29 36 6 29 36 96W47 32N47 -27 08 6 27 08 106W29 31N45 - 5 56 7 05 56 97W20 .... 111W54 ... 32N45 ... 40N46 - 29 20 6 29 20 - 27 36 7 27 36 72W35 44N16 + 9 40 4 50 20 77W06 38N43 - 8 24 5 08 24 77W26 37N32 - 9 44 5 09 44 79W57 37N16 - 19 48 5 19 48 122W20 ... 117W25 . . . 47N37 . . . 47N40 - 9 20 8 09 20 + 10 20 7 49 40 122W25 47N15 - 9 40 8 09 40 120W30 46N36 - 2 00 8 02 00 80W44 40N04 -22 56 5 22 56 88W00 44N31 + 8 00 5 52 00 89W24 43N05 + 2 24 5 57 36 88W22 44N01 + 5 52 5 54 08 106W41 44N21 - 6 44 7 06 44 104W49 41N09 + 44 6 59 16 105W35 41N19 - 2 20 7 02 20 31 Recommended Further Reading Recommended Further Reading ^ The manual provided with this program cannot possibly contain all the Astrology information available. We suggest that you start with the following books if you wish to find out more about Astrology. Davison. Ron. Astrology. Arco Publishing. 219 Park Avenue South. New York, NY 10003. Jayne & Kellye. Astrogram Astrology I. American Federation of Astrologers. PO Box 22040, Tempe, AZ 85282. Leach. Judith. How to Interpret Your Horoscope, Harper & Row. Publishers, Inc., 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022. Lewis. Ursula, Chart Your Own Horoscope. Pinnacle Books. Inc.. Century Park East, Los Angeles. CA 90067. Mayo. Jeff. Teach Yourself Astrology. American Federation of Astrologers. PO Box 22040, Tempe, AZ 85282. Oken. Alan, The Horoscope. The Road and Its Travelers. Bantam Books. Inc.. 666 Fifth Avenue, New York. NY 10017. Palmer. Lynn. ABC Basic Chart Reading. American Federation of Astrologers. PO Box 22040, Tempe, AZ 85282. Tyl. Noel, Principles & Practice of Astrology. Llewellyn Publications. PO Box 3383. Saint Paul. MN 55165. J 33 ■;«;.' IMPORTANT NOTICE ALL RADIO SHACK COMPUTER PROGRAMS ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY. 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